Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard guided the Gers to a 2-0 win against FK Shkupi at Ibrox.
Ibrox club Rangers won 2-0 against Shkupi at home in the first leg of the Europa League qualifying first round tie on Thursday evening.
The Glasgow giants won the first leg of the tie 2-0, thanks to Jamie Murphy’s goal midway through the first half and James Tavernier’s penalty in the second minute of injury time.
Rangers manager and Liverpool legend Gerrard has admitted that he would have liked his players to be more clinical.
The former England international, though, has praised the Rangers fans for their support against Shkupi.
BBC Sport quotes Gerrard as saying: “All in all we are satisfied. I thought the fans were terrific but you could feel a bit of tension and anxiety.
“There’s a lot of new players about, we’re still feeling our way in, it’s the first game. A lot of positives but still work to do.
“The only thing I’m slightly concerned about is that we didn’t get the third or the fourth goal. We definitely deserved the second but at that point we should have been more comfortable within the game.”
Good start for Rangers
Rangers could have done better against Shkupi and should have scored at least two more goals.
However, the Gers were the better team and deservedly won the first leg, and it is now important that the Glasgow giants finish the job in the second leg.
The performance of the Gers, though, was quite encouraging, and Rangers fans should be looking forward to the upcoming matches, as things are only going to improve.